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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology MPhil in Urban Governance and Design
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

MPhil in Urban Governance and Design

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

2 Years


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HKD 42,100 / per year **


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By 2050, two out of every three people are likely to be living in cities or other urban centers, and most of the increase is expected to be highly-concentrated in a handful of countries, including China. Rapid urbanization and growth of cities call for high-quality public services and effective governance to make urban places more livable. The study of cities becomes an increasingly cross-disciplinary enterprise. The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) Program in Urban Governance and Design employs cross-disciplinary perspectives to analyze the data on cities from different sources (including population census, surveys, administrative, and big data) to address critical issues in contemporary urban governance and design.

The MPhil program aims to train students to conduct independent research in urban governance. An MPhil graduate is expected to acquire cross-disciplinary knowledge of cities and employ quantitative skills to integrate and analyze the data from different sources, to write research reports addressing the various audience in academia, think tanks, government, or industry, and to contribute to urban governance and design in practice.


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